The Virtuous Circle Summit is where the most important stakeholders of the internet economy meet for robust discussion of the issues facing the internet ecosystem.

A virtuous circle is often described as a self-reinforcing system that creates positive benefits throughout the economy. The conference brings together senior elected officials, policy stakeholders, senior leaders in government, and internet company founders and senior executives to discuss industry trends and how best to foster innovation in the internet ecosystem. The Virtuous Circle summit is proudly presented by Internet Association.

 

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The Virtuous Circle Summit brings together the best and brightest in tech. Last year’s summit featured speakers from the highest levels of government and industry. From CEOs and Founders like Barry Diller, Susan Wojcicki, and Lowell McAdam to Cabinet-level officials like Former Secretary of State John Kerry and Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Founder & CCO The Honest Company

Mike Allen

Mike Allen

Founder & Executive Editor, Axios

Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen

Co-Founder, A16Z

Steve Bene

Steve Bene

General Counsel, Pandora

Nathan Blecharczyk

Nathan Blecharczyk

Co-Founder, Airbnb

Julie Brill

Julie Brill

Former Commissioner, FTC

Chris Bruss

Chris Bruss

President of Digital Content, Funny or Die

Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant

Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls CODE

Troy Carter

Troy Carter

Global Head of Creator Services, Spotify

Ron Conway

Ron Conway

Founder & Co-Managing Partner, SV Angel

Reed Cordish

Reed Cordish

Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives, The White House

Barry Diller

Barry Diller

Chairman & Senior Executive, IAC & Expedia, Inc.

Fred Ehrsam

Fred Ehrsam

Former Co-Founder, Coinbase

Anna Eshoo

Anna Eshoo

US Congresswoman (CA-18)

Pat Esser

Pat Esser

President, Cox Communications

Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner

United States Senator, CO

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Chief Brand Officer & Co-founder, Foodstirs

Mayor John Giles

Mayor John Giles

Mesa, Arizona

Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, LinkedIn

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO, Thrive Global and Founder, Huffington Post

Steve Huffman

Steve Huffman

Co-Founder & CEO, Reddit

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick

CEO, Uber

John Kerry

John Kerry

Former United States Secretary of State

Michael Kratsios

Michael Kratsios

Deputy Assistant to the President and the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House

Eleanor Lacey

Eleanor Lacey

Former SVP, General Counsel, SurveyMonkey

Debra Lee

Debra Lee

Chairman and CEO, BET Networks

Marne Levine

Marne Levine

Chief Operating Officer, Instagram

Joe Lewis

Joe Lewis

Former Head of Comedy, Amazon Studios

Lowell McAdam

Lowell McAdam

Chairman & CEO, Verizon

Apoorva Mehta

Apoorva Mehta

Founder & CEO, Instacart

Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano

President, University of California

David O’Sullivan

David O’Sullivan

EU Ambassador to US

Stacy Brown-Philpot

Stacy Brown-Philpot

CEO, TaskRabbit

Kim-Thu Posnett

Kim-Thu Posnett

Global Head of Internet Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker

Former United States Secretary of Commerce

Edith Ramirez

Edith Ramirez

Former Chairwoman, FTC

David Sacks

David Sacks

Former CEO, Zenefits

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Schatz

Brian Schatz

United States Senator, HI

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt

Former Chairman, Alphabet

Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel

CEO & Partner, Y Combinator

John Shimkus

John Shimkus

US Congressman (IL-5)

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel

Partner, Founders Fund

Ted Ullyot

Ted Ullyot

Partner, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Andreessen Horowitz

Devin Wenig

Devin Wenig

President & CEO, eBay

Tim Westergren

Tim Westergren

Founder & CEO, Pandora

Roger Wicker

Roger Wicker

United States Senator, MS

Jeff Wilke

Jeff Wilke

CEO, Worldwide Consumer, Amazon

Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

CEO, YouTube

Freddie Wong

Freddie Wong

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, RocketJump.com

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Virtuous Circle is the premier gathering of senior internet executives, funders & founders, CEOs, and government officials who embrace the innovation and economic growth of the internet. The Summit represents a unique opportunity for sponsors to forge strategic connections with industry visionaries.

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